Most Common Browser Bugs | January 10, 2005
As we all know there are a lot of buggy browsers out there. Some browsers are more buggy than others and some bugs are more prevalent than others. The first CSS bug most people experience is Internet Explorers 5’s box model problems. This bug is so common that many people learn to hack it before they even understand what the box model is.
The second most common bug I experience is the IE Doubled Float-Margin Bug. Once you’ve experienced this bug once it’s a pretty easy one to spot, especially if the margins in question are big. The next most common bug I experience will be familiar to anybody who’s tried to turn a list into a vertical nav bar. I’m not sure of it’s official title, but it’s one that causes gaps to appear in IE5 between the list items. It could be some variant of the IE Three Pixel Text-Jog, the final bug in my “most common” list.
Most of the other bugs I experience are random one off bugs. Some of them are known bugs like the bizarre Duplicate Characters Bug but the majority are ones I never manage to identify.
What are the most common bugs you come across? The ones you’ve had to deal with so many times you know what they are immediately when you see them?
Posted at January 10, 2005 10:30 PM